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    Default Small Scratch on Muzzle

    Hey guys,
    I read through the first aid sticky and have rinsed out and cleaned Mikey's small cut, but as to covering it, because it's in such a odd position, I was wondering what you guys suggest for covering it, if it needs covering at all.



    See, it's nothing TOO major, not vet seeking problem. Just a minor I'M GONNA GO RUN AND ACCIDENTALLY RUN INTO THINGS kinda scratch.
    It's not bothering him, but i'd rather have it covered since he's been rolling around in the grass and the last thing i want is a infection in his muzzle.

    So forum, what kind of coverage would you suggest for my baby's boo-boo
    :3

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    Just leave it. Dogs heal pretty fast.

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    should scab up soon...theres your protection!

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    I hope so.
    It's been a open wound for like, 2 days, 'tis why I was wondering about covering it up D:

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    Dogs are pretty tough. Our dogs play a little rough and get nipped on the nose from the other dog while they trying to get balls and toys. None of these are patched up and they scab up within a few days.

    I'm very much of the opinion that babying animals and children from dirt will make them sick later in life =D

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    Yea XD
    I use to roll in mud and dirt and share dog food with my border collie when i was like 1-4 years old XD
    Never sick once.
    Just had a bad experience with my last dalmatian and scratches xP
    So, just a little paranoid about my lil puppywuppy :3

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    Yep, leave it. Two of mine have puncture wounds at times from their mother and Bandit over discipline them. I don't put anything on them as the others groom each other and lick it all off.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    i agree, just leave it, but keep an eye on it for any signs of a bad infection.

    Jack has had numerous cuts/stratches(staffy's like to scrap), i remember one from when he was maybe 2 yo and my mate had an 8 week old staffy pup, pup's pin teeth left a pretty big gash across the top of his head, didn't bother him, didn't get infected, it healed up very quickly

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    Another vote for just leave it alone.

    My boy used to get some nasty hot spots, about 10 times bigger than that, I just washed with a mild salt solution to dry it up. Something that small will just scb up on its own, just make sure he doesn't scratch it.

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    I put aloe vera goo direct from the cactus leaf onto wounds my dog has - or my own. tastes horrible - so bonus tends to discourage licking.

    Is a good scar minimization treatment too. And it feels pretty soothing. Honey also works - has antibiotic properites, but that's sticky even when it's dry - the aloe vera is not.

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